Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Quiet Riot: Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back

At this year’s M3 Rock Festival (review coming soon), Quiet Riot was all the talk. Not only is the extremely talented Jizzy Pearl singing for them now, but there were also many questions around their new documentary. When is it coming out? Has it been screened yet? And most importantly --- how can I see this film? Well, you have questions and The Guru has answers.

Quiet Riot will be releasing their documentary, Quiet Riot: Well Now We’re All Here, There’s No Way Back on DVD this summer. In anticipation of the release, the documentary will be screening at the Cannes Film Festival on May 14th. The full press release follows.


“If you don’t carry on the legacy of your friend, nobody else will” - Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne)

“QUIET RIOT: Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back”, the award-winning feature documentary about the seminal heavy-metal band Quiet Riot, screens at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday, May 14 at 6 pm at the Hotel Gray d'Albion, 38 Rue Des Serbes, Cannes, 06408, France. For more information, and to see the trailer, visit  The inspiring and surprisingly relatable documentary is an inside look at Frankie’s road to recovery after losing his best friend and Quiet Riot lead singer Kevin DuBrow to a drug overdose in 2007 as he forges ahead to conquer his loss, regain his life and put the band back together. 

The film begins in 2010, three years following the loss of Kevin DuBrow. Frankie Banali faces a crossroads in his life and finds himself talking to former Quiet Riot bassist Rudy Sarzo who said, “If you don’t carry on the legacy of your friend, nobody else will.”

At times both utterly tragic and downright hilarious, like an outtake from “Spinal Tap”, the film follows Frankie’s journey through the emotional feat of trying to fill the void left by his singer and best friend.
The 105-minute character-driven documentary looks beyond the guts and glory of the common getting-the-band-back-together tale. "QUIET RIOT: Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back" reveals an unforgettable man who uses ambition, relentless determination and principle to navigate through the obstacles that attempt to control his fate.

Quiet Riot made history when they topped the Billboard Album Chart in 1983 with the first #1 heavy-metal album, “Metal Health”, that sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.  This paved the way for bands from Motley Crue to Poison and turned the 80s into the decade of heavy-metal rock.

Watch for cameos from Matt Sorum and Stephen Adler (Guns N’ Roses), Glen Hughes (Deep Purple), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne), Dana Strum (Slaughter), John 5 (Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie) and Martha Quinn (Original MTV VJ).

“When Frankie told me he was planning to meet with Kevin DuBrow’s mother to get her blessing to go on with the band and find a new singer, I thought this would be an extraordinary story for a documentary,” explains director and producer Regina Russell.

Regina gained access to the private video and photo archives of the band. She followed Frankie for four years and interviewed many of the integral characters in the band’s history.

Quiet Riot rocks and I’m sure this documentary will too! Get some this summer!

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